Firefighter Close Calls - Mon, 09/03/2018 - 17:04

LaGrange officials are investigating a terrible house fire that injured a total of six firefighters.

The fire took place in the 300 block of Revis Street early Monday morning at 2:50 a.m.

A family of six, two adults and four children, were home at the time and were able to get out safely. However, the home is a total loss.

According to the City of Lagrange, four of the LaGrange firefighters sustained non-life threatening burn injuries and were taken to Grady Hospital in Atlanta.

The other firefighter suffered for smoke inhalation. The injury of the sixth firefighter has not been released.

Officials say they fought a 1,200-degree fire and had to jump out of windows. One crew was fighting the fire, the other was conducting a search. The fire burnt a hose in half causing the hose to flash on the firefighters.

Here are the names of the firefighters who were injured:

3rd-degree burn victims:

  • Josh Williams
  • Jonathan Williamson

2nd-degree burn victims:

  • Jordan Avera
  • Pete Trujilo

Treated and released:

  • Jim Ormsby

The sixth firefighter who was injured has not been named.

The cause of the fire is currently under investigation.

The City of Lagrange is gathering together praying for the firefighters.

The spokesperson for the City of Lagrange says this is the first time an incident involving several firefighters has happened in LaGrange.

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Firefighter Close Calls - Sun, 09/02/2018 - 15:07

It is still unknown what caused the Lewes fire-and-rescue boat to sink Aug. 30 at the public dock at the end of Pilottown Road. Lewes Fire Department officials discovered their sunken vessel about 8 p.m.

Lewes Fire Department Public Information Officer Glenn Marshall said it took until 5 a.m., Aug. 31, to remove the boat from the water. 

“We have not had time to inspect it,” he said. “We have the adjuster coming over, so we don’t know the cause just yet. Nobody was hurt, that’s the most important thing.”

The fire-and-rescue boat is the largest of the department’s three marine units. The 44-foot catamaran was purchased in 2008 for about $900,000 and is the department’s open water vessel, capable of operating in the bay. According to the department’s website, the boat has twin 600 horsepower diesel engines with jet drive propulsion with a cruising speed 30 knots and top speed estimated at 40 knots. It’s equipped with a 750-gallon fire pump, state-of-the-art electronics, thermal imaging camera, room for two patients in cabin and seating for operator plus a crew of eight.

Lewes Fire Department is responsible for emergency response in the Delaware Bay, Lewes-Rehoboth Canal, Roosevelt Inlet, Broadkill River, smaller tributaries, 15 miles of coastline, about 25 square miles of the Delaware Bay and about 50 square miles of the Atlantic Ocean.

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Make Health, Safety and Wellness Your Department’s Priority

Everyone Goes Home - Sat, 09/01/2018 - 02:01

The September issue of Firehouse Magazine features the 2018 Fire Service Health and Safety Report. This 32-page supplement emphasizes the value of a progressive, safety-focused fire service culture, and provides information and resources to help firefighters implement the 16 Firefighter Life Safety Initiatives.

The Philadelphia Fire Department is one of the organizations “Making a Difference” with its efforts to improve health and fitness, along with enhancing firefighter and officer development. Additionally, the report looks at the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation’s new partnership with the Wildland Firefighter Foundation to reinforce pertinent messages about risk management, wellness and safety.

Get your copy of the 2018 Fire Service Health and Safety Report today. Pick up the September issue of Firehouse Magazine or download it here.

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Firefighter Close Calls - Wed, 08/29/2018 - 14:01

Due to the quick actions of on-scene crews and the Grand Strand Medical Center staff, one local firefighter is alive after going into cardiac arrest.

Myrtle Beach Fire Rescue took to Facebook to post the incredible story. They say on Aug. 25, Lt. Michael Beck suffered a severe cardiac event while fighting a structure fire, which led to him going into cardiac arrest.

However, those who serve alongside of him and hospital staff brought him back to life.

Beck is expected to make a full recovery with no limitations.

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Firefighter Close Calls - Wed, 08/29/2018 - 13:58
The Memphis Fire Department is investigating after a home went up in flames in South Memphis.

According to the MFD, they were called to the house on the 1600 block of Elvis Presley around 12:15 a.m. Wednesday morning.

When firefighters searched the home, they found a woman unresponsive inside. A man tried to rescue her but was unable to.

Firefighters were able to get her out and she was taken to the hospital in critical condition.

Two firefighters had to be treated for injuries. Both were electrocuted while fighting the flames.

Memphis Fire Department told FOX13 the fire was set on purpose in a bedroom.

If you have any information about the crime, you are asked to call Crime Stoppers at 901-528-CASH.

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Pumper Rollover Injures KY Firefighter

Firefighter Close Calls - Wed, 08/29/2018 - 13:49

A Calloway County Fire-Rescue firefighter suffered minor injuries when the apparatus he was driving overturned Monday.

William Call was behind the wheel when the pumper left the side of the road and overturned on Butterworth Road, officials from the Calloway County Sheriff’s Office told WPSD.

The crash happened around 7:15 a.m. when Call was responding to a non-emergency fire.

Officials said Call was taken to Murray-Calloway County Hospital where he was treated and released.

The Calloway County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the cause of the crash.

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For Your Fire Station – No Cost

Firefighter Close Calls - Wed, 08/29/2018 - 13:47

Attached is a FFCC NIOSH Firefighter Line of Duty Death report ONE PAGE POSTER that you can print out and post wherever your Firefighters will see it…kitchen, potty, bunkroom, bay floor, day room, closet…..wherever. It’s an “at a glance” item that is designed to draw the interest of your members.

These are created by RudyH from our Firefighter Close Calls crew. He will do one of these for each time a NIOSH report is issued and we’ll pass these on to you.

Take a moment and print a few out and pass them on and post ’em.

Take Care. Be Careful. Pass It On.

NIOSH Report F2014-18 – DOWNLOAD HERE!

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Florida Roofing Company Faces Penalties For Exposing Employees to Fall and Other Safety Hazards

OSHA - Wed, 08/29/2018 - 07:00
August 29, 2018 Florida Roofing Company Faces Penalties For Exposing Employees to Fall and Other Safety Hazards
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U.S. Department of Labor Cites Thorpe Plant Services and Steel Dust Recycling After Employee Hospitalized For Fall

OSHA - Tue, 08/28/2018 - 07:00
August 28, 2018 U.S. Department of Labor Cites Thorpe Plant Services and Steel Dust Recycling After Employee Hospitalized For Fall
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Firefighter Close Calls - Sun, 08/26/2018 - 15:28

Fire officials say five firefighters have been treated or assessed after injuries battling a blaze in Gloucester County.

The fire in the three-story duplex on North Oak Avenue was reported shortly before 1 p.m. Sunday.

Officials said three firefighters were injured when a staircase into the basement of the building collapsed. The extent of their injuries wasn’t immediately available.

Two other firefighters were being assessed by medics, but the reason wasn’t immediately available.

The blaze was brought under control and the cause of the fire is under investigation.

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Firefighter Close Calls - Sun, 08/26/2018 - 15:24

A man was arrested Saturday morning in Stockton after he attempted to steal a firetruck, police and fire officials say.

Victor Voroukoumanah, 30, was taken into police custody following an incident that started about 4:45 a.m., when he reportedly was spotted pushing an on-fire garbage can up a driveway on Jill Circle, according to a news release from the Stockton Police Department.

As firefighters responded to the scene to extinguish the fire, “someone hopped in the drivers seat and tried to steal the engine,” Stockton Firefighters Local 456 tweeted.

Firefighters attempted to restrain the man as he tried to put the truck into gear, police and fire officials say, but the man resisted and struck two of them in the process. Neither firefighter suffered injuries.

Voroukoumanah was arrested on suspicion of arson, attempted vehicle theft and battery on a firefighter, according to the Police Department news release.

In a separate incident in mid-July, a pair of suspects were arrested following a more successful fire engine theft, with this one belonging to the Sacramento Metropolitan Fire District. An 85-mile police chase ended near Lake Oroville after the truck had been stolen from a grassfire in Rio Linda, according to law enforcement officials.

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FACEValue: Two workers crushed to death by falling wall

NIOSH FACE Reports - Sat, 08/25/2018 - 23:00
A 24-year-old laborer and a 37-year-old pipefitter were crushed by a falling block wall when it failed.
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Firefighter Close Calls - Sat, 08/25/2018 - 18:08

One firefighter was injured battling a fire in Newark, New Jersey.

The fire broke out in the three story building on Pacific Street just before 6:40 a.m. Friday.

The firefighter fell off the roof and broke his foot. He was taken to the hospital where he is expected to survive.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

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NFPA - Safety Source - Fri, 08/24/2018 - 07:08
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